SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Harford County Agricultural Center, 3525 Conowingo Road, Suite 600, Street MD 21154

Past meetings


SBA monthly meeting March 13, 2024 at the Harford County Agricultural Center and on Zoom

Jack Geraghty, Past SBA Young Beekeeper will discuss his experience at Delaware State University, followed by Dona Bushong with how to keep bees using a Long Langstroth.



Upcoming Meetings:
April 2024TBA
May date TBD at SteppingstoneCybil Preston, Maryland State Apiary Inspector will be leading the live hive demonstration and then follow up with a discussion with the topic TBA.

Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

January 13, 2021 Stephan Repasky Single brood chamber management
February 10, 2021 Zac Lamas What can 100 bees and a queen tell us about the bee world? Using this new method to study viral transmission.
March 10, 2021 Dr. Sammy Ramsey Varroa after the fat: Current research endeavors to fight the mite.
April 14, 2021 Panel discussion: spring management
May 12, 2021 Cybil Preston Mite treatment
June 9, 2021 Show and tell: favorite bee gadgets
July 14, 2021 David Papke Hive management techniques
September 9, 2021 Lloyd Snyder Fall management
October 13, 2021 Dewey Caron Reading Bee Hives
November 10, 2021 SBA Panel Hive winterizing demonstration
January 12, 2022 Amy Vu Overview of The BeeMD, lab resources and current research
February 9, 2022 Mark Dykes The Bee Squad Recording: click here for the zoom recording
March 9, 2022 SBA panel Spring management techniques
April 13, 2022 Steve Repasky, EAS. Master beekeeper Swarm prevention with SBA local swarm prevention methods
May 11, 2022 Cybil Preston, MD state bee inspector Pests and diseases
June 8, 2022 Show and tell
September 14, 2022 SBA panel Fall management
October 12, 2022 Bob Kloss The latest information on Oxalic Acid from EPA labeling to the latest science experiment findings
November 9, 2022 Mark Fiegl Excellence in extracted honey
January 11, 2023 Doug Shuman World of Bees
February 8, 2023 SBA Honey exchange
March 8, 2023 Dr. David Peck Your bees in winter and preparing for spring
April 12, 2023 SBA Installing nucs and packages
May 10, 2023 Cybil Preston Queen issues and varroa mite management
June 14, 2023 Clyde Strong, EAS representative
July 12, 2023 SBA Mite monitoring and treatment
September 13, 2023 SBA Winter hive preparation, feeding, and mite treatment
October 11, 2023 Daniel Smith Sideline honey bee business and commercial pollination services
November 8, 2023 Bill Hesbach Thermoregulation and Ventilation "The Condensing Hive Concept"
January 10, 2024 Selina Bruckner Small hive beetle
February 14, 2024 SBA Honey tasting, exchange, and competition